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Fried Oysters with Pearl Tartar Sauce

Fried Oysters with Pearl Tartar Sauce

Coastal Living OCTOBER 2003

  • Yield: Makes 3 to 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 to 8 oysters in the shell
  • Peanut oil
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cracker meal

Preparation

Shuck oysters, reserving liquor; clean and reserve shells. Place oysters and liquor in a bowl; cover and chill until ready to fry.

Pour oil to depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 350°. Combine flour and cracker meal in a large pie plate. Drain oysters; dredge in flour mixture. Fry oysters, in small batches, 5 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towels; sprinkle with kosher salt.

Arrange reserved shells on a platter. Place a dollop of Pearl Tartar Sauce in center of each shell. Top with a fried oyster. Garnish, if desired.

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